Holston Conference Donates to Liberia United Methodists

Recipients gather to receive gift from Holston UMC Conference.

The Department of Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Liberia has been distributing donated items in commemoration of the holidays: Independence Day and the upcoming National Flag Day. The items include rice, vegetable oil, canned beef, beans, and oats. Other items included in the holiday package were tooth paste, body lotion, body spray, and other personal hygiene care products.

According to the Director of the Department of Education and Ministry, Helen Roberts-Evans, the items were donated by the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church based in the United States of America. In a letter addressed to Mrs. Roberts-Evans, “the items are intended to address humanitarian needs of United Methodists and the general public in Liberia.” The letter further stated that “the items could be distributed directly to the needy or managed by the Education Department and Ministry of the Liberia Annual Conference of the UMC to provide aid to members of the church and the general public.”
The items are valued at over US$23,000. This donation brings to two the number of donations the United Methodist Church in Liberia has received in the last two months from the United Methodist Churches in the United States of America.

It can be remembered that Operation Classroom-Liberia (OC) received US$14,000 worth educational supplies from the US based Operati on Classroom in July 2012. Notebooks, chalk, pencils/pens, text books, laboratory equipment, and teacher’s plan books were donated by several United Methodist Conferences based in the United States of America including those in the Indiana, Minnesota, and the Maryland areas.
The United Methodists of Liberia give God thanks for the gracious support and friendship shown to the nation and church of Liberia by friends in the Holston Conference.

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